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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:10

Cheers Chicky - need to brush up on my warblers before the summer visitors arrive. 

Morning Mrs G 


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 06:52

Good morning all   Another beautiful day has dawned - although it's going to be much cooler here with the wind coming off the North Sea - still, it'll be fine for digging that pond 

Which internet site Chicky - I could do with some brushing up on my birdsong 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:41

That's a definite leer Fidget, on top of a look of utter resignation 

Spring soil.

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:38

We're lucky  - when we moved here we found we had very free draining sandy loam and over the past couple of years we've dug lots and lots of home made compost and well rotted farmyard manure into it - I dug this patch over and raked it a fortnight ago, and sowed some beetroot today. 

However, when the summer comes we'll be watering the veg before people in other parts of the country. 



Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:25

Spring in all it's ...............   It reminds me of years ago when I was a child on the farm - we had lots of mallards on the ponds, and at this time of year the poor ducks were hounded mercilessly by gangs of drakes - sometimes they would even drown a duck, such was their ardour.

One day Ma opened the back door and found a drake having his wicked way with a duck there on the doorstep 


Ma bent down, picked up the drake and wrung his neck - she thought the poor duck had had quite enough of that sort of thing!!! 

Winter Tree Wash

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:16

Bumping it up for you Maggie 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:10

Nut - close the curtains!!! 

garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:30
Scott Edwards wrote (see)

There's nothing wrong in garden centres providing birthday cards, Christmas decorations etc. they are simply providing what people want. ...........

I don't think there's anything wrong with it - I visit a garden centre most weeks, sometimes more often - but if I'm looking for lovely plants, then I go to a nursery

Choosing a clematis

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:25

I like the Clematis alpinas, there are so many lovely ones -  you don't have to prune them at all if you don't want to, and they are so very pretty, they usually give us a second flush of flowers, and then lovely fluffy seedheads. 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:19

Chicky, you  can have my share too, I'm not allowed any 

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Planning planting combinations

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

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Pingles - old country name for ???

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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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